Windows 10: Onedrive backup

Discus and support Onedrive backup in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hey guys. So I have a PC running Windows 10; I have a fairly typical set-up with documents, pictures, etc. However, I have a Microsoft 365 subscription... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/ahmuh1306, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Onedrive backup


    Hey guys. So I have a PC running Windows 10; I have a fairly typical set-up with documents, pictures, etc. However, I have a Microsoft 365 subscription and I have 1TB of OneDrive storage sitting there begging to be used. Naturally, I try to back up my folders using the OneDrive settings, but it says that because I have Outlook PST files in my Documents I cannot back my documents up.

    I've Googled everywhere and the only answer I've found is that I'm stuck with it and there's no choice - it's impossible to move Outlook PST files without breaking something. However, I was asking for a second opinion since all of you seem to have more experience with this stuff... Is there any way I'm in luck? Anything I could do perhaps?

    Would appreciate all your responses!

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    /u/ahmuh1306, Jan 14, 2021
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  2. kernrsn Win User

    W10 Mobile Lumia 830 Backup Not Being Saved to OneDrive

    Thanks Chari San,

    I understand I can not see what is contained in the backup stored on OneDrive, but I should see them listed. In my case there is not one being stored at all even though the phone reports it has backed up. See screenshots from OneDrive from my phone logged
    into the same account the phone is and the backup settings page above. Without the backup on OneDrive my restored phone will lose at least call history, start screen setup and installed app list from what I have found.

    Step #2 is not displayed on the new phone. (How can it restore a backup that is not on OneDrive at all). It skips over that step and I get a default install on the new phone without my call history, start page or app history. I'm not sure what else I
    might be missing but for sure at least those 3 items do not come across.

    How do I resolve this issue? Suggestions?
     
    kernrsn, Jan 14, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Right click on the app and one of the properties has an option to not automatically start it. Uncheck, restart the computer, and it should stop. If you want to go another step further, find the OneDrive app in the start menu, right click on it and uninstall.

    If that is still insufficient, there is a batch uninstaller for OneDrive available online. I can copy the code here if you need it.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jan 14, 2021
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  4. RCoon Win User

    Onedrive backup

    OneDrive - Bait and switch (but to what?)

    Google Drive offers 17GB free, I see no discernible reason to bother with OneDrive's crippled storage capacity.

    EDIT: For a painless transfer, I used microsoft's SyncToy to do a daily backup of DropBox/OneDrive items nightly at 4PM to a Google Drive folder. Once I had finished setting up my phone's automatic backup and had my work flow transferred, I just stopped the auto-backup script and uninstalled OneDrive/DropBox and carried on using Google Drive. Switching cloud storage service isn't remotely arduous.
     
    RCoon, Jan 14, 2021
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